Tract Optics Binoculars

About Tract Optics
An American brand based in Pennsylvania, Tract Optics was founded by Jon LaCorte and Jon Allen who between them had over 40 years worth of experience in the optics industry before combining forces to set up Tract Optics.

Rather than me trying to explain their story, take a look at the video below that I really like because you really get a good sense of what they and their company is about as they go over their story in their own words:

Tract Toric Binoculars
Note: In order to cut out the middle men costs and keep prices down, no retailers will be stocking Tract Optics. They only use Amazon's FBA program, where the instruments are Sold by Tract and Fulfilled by Amazon. Check prices on Amazon in your country below:
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As both founders stress in their story above, one of the key philosophies of Tract Optics is to reduce the amount of steps taken between the manufacturing of the instrument to getting it to the customer.

Thus by cutting out the middle men, Tract Optics believe that they can spend more time on what their customers want and need, with the aim of giving you a better product, with better service and at a better price.

As well as binoculars, Tract Optics offer a wide selection of rifle scopes and accessories that include a binocular harness and carry case.

Tract Binoculars

With just two ranges currently on offer, both of which are manufactured in Japan the focus of Tract Optics is also most certainly on quality over quantity. However this is not at all a bad thing as I feel it is far better to have a clear focus and concentrate on doing that well rather than spreading yourself too thinly on the ground and dropping standards.

Not Only Hunting Binoculars
I also noticed in my research that Tract also highlight many times in their marketing that they produce binoculars for hunting, however I do feel that this restricts and pigeonholes themselves somewhat, because if you take a look at the features and stats below these bins would be equally attractive to many other users and uses, including birders, general wildlife observation and in many cases great general use bins.

Tract Optics Range:

 

Tract Toric BinocularsTract Toric Binoculars

Currently the flagship range from Tract Optics, the high end Tract Toric series is made in Japan and consists of two roof prism models, an 8x42 (read my full Tract Toric 8x42 Binoculars Review) and a 10x42, both of which come with a super impressive array of features and stats:

TRACT's Ultra High Definition (UHD) Technology
The Toric contain what Tract Optics call their UHD optical system. What this means is that they have:

Tract Toric BinocularsOther highlights include a fully water and fog proof magnesium chassis that is tripod adaptable and has twist-up eyecups with multi-position fixed stops.

  • Rugged & Waterproof magnesium alloy chassis
  • Has a larger ocular lens than what is normally used for a higher resolution image, wider FOV and also also minimizes the blackout that occurs with improper eye position
  • Includes soft carry case, lens cloth and neck strap
  • Lifetime Warranty

Models & Specifications

As mentioned earlier, the Toric series is available in either 8x42 or 10x42 configurations, each of which has the following main specifications:

Model FOV Eye Relief Min Focus Weight Dim
8x42 377ft 19mm 8.2ft 26.4oz 6x5"
10x42 341ft 17mm 8.2ft 27.2oz 6x5"

 

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Extremely high quality binoculars at what look to be a very competitive price when compared to many of the top European brands. At the time of writing, I found these available on Amazon for approx $660 / £760 (price varies depending on the magnification).

Note: Tract Optics have informed me that in order to cut out the middle men costs and keep prices down, no retailers will be stocking Tract Optics, they only use Amazon's FBA program, where the instruments are Sold by Tract and Fulfilled by Amazon. For current prices, on Amazon in your country check the link below:

 
 

Tract Tekoa BinocularsTract Tekoa Binoculars

Very similar in design and indeed the high level of components and coatings used in their Toric series, the Tract Tekoa binoculars will appeal to those still demanding a very high level of performance, yet who are on a tighter budget.

Main Features
Just like the Toric's above these Tekoa's are made in Japan and employ the Tract Optics full UHD optical system:

Tract Tekoa BinocularsA structural difference between the Toric and these Tekoa's is that they are built around a Fiberglass reinforced polycarbonate chassis and not a Magnesium one. Obviously this is cheaper to produce and not quite as robust, but it does have the advantage of being more lightweight.

This chassis is still fully o-ring sealed and thus waterproof with a IPX7 rating (3ft for 30min). Argon gas is also added to the interior, replacing the air to protect the lenses from fogging.

Another difference between the two is that the Tekoa binoculars also lack the enhanced (larger) ocular size of the Toric's.

Models & Specifications

The Tekoa series is available in either 8x42 or 10x42 configurations and as you can see below the respective magnifications have different specifications when compared to the Toric's:

Model FOV Eye Relief Min Focus Weight Dim
8x42 341ft 19.5mm 8.2ft 23.2oz 5.7x5.1"
10x42 314ft 16mm 8.2ft 24oz 5.7x5.1"

 

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Currently retailing for around $460 (price varies depending on the magnification), the Tract Tekoa sits comfortably within my mid-high range of optics and with all their extremely high end features, once again look to be a more than solid choice.

Note: Tract Optics have informed me that in order to cut out the middle men costs and keep prices down, no retailers will be stocking Tract Optics, they only use Amazon's FBA program, where the instruments are Sold by Tract and Fulfilled by Amazon. For current prices, on Amazon in your country check the link below:

 
 

Where to Buy Tract Optics Binoculars & Scopes:

Note: Tract Optics have informed me that in order to cut out the middle men costs and keep prices down, no retailers will be stocking Tract Optics, they only use Amazon's FBA program, where the instruments are Sold by Tract and Fulfilled by Amazon. For current prices, on Amazon in your country check the link below:

 
 

Tract Optics Binocular Reviews

Below are my full Tract Optics binocular reviews: View >> All the Tract Binoculars that I have reviewed.


Tract Toric 8x42 Binoculars

High end binoculars from Tract Optics, the 8x42 Toric has a lot going for it and is far more than just a hunting binocular that they market it as:

A tough magnesium housing protects a fully Multi-coated optical system with ED Glass Lenses, Scratch & oil-phobic coatings on external surfaces, Phase and Dielectric mirror coated Schmidt-Pechan Roof Prisms that combine well to give a superb image.

Price: (5/6) High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 8/10 80%
Outstanding
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 9/10
Optical Stats: 8/10
Image Quality 9/10
Extras & Details: 6/10

View >> All the Tract Binoculars reviewed on BBR.

 
 

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TRACT Trust Assurance

Something that I also feel is well worth highlighting is Tract's warranty in that all Tract binoculars and scopes come with a lifetime warranty against any defects in materials or workmanship.

Whilst this is excellent in itself, what I really like is their approach to the warranty in what they call their Trust Assurance: Basically their aim is to do away with all "unnecessary paperwork or mumbo jumbo mess" and so as they don't have a "fancy warranty with all kinds of legal jargon", instead Tract Optics have taken the old fashioned gentleman's approach of trust and state that if you own any Tract product regardless of whether or not you are the original owner or not, it is under their lifetime warranty and does not any sort of registration. Sorted!


 
 

Contact Tract Optics:

USA
119 N. Duke Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Email: support@tractoptics.com
Telephone: 844-747-4928

 

 
 
 
 
 

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